Land of the free

EAT A BAGEL, lose your baby! “Jameson Hospital, where Isabella Rodriguez was born on April 27, has a policy of testing expectant mothers’ urine for illegal drugs and reporting positive results to LCCYS, even without any additional evidence that the baby is in danger of neglect or abuse. LCCYS, in turn, has a policy of seizing such babies from their homes based on nothing more than the test result. Unfortunately for Isabella’s parents, Elizabeth Mort and Alex Rodriguez, Jameson sets the cutoff level for its opiate test so low that it can be triggered by poppy seeds, which is why two caseworkers and two Neshannock Township police officers visited their home the day after baby and mother returned from the hospital. LCCYS seized the three-day-old girl and put her in foster care for five days before conceding it had made a mistake.”

via Instapundit

Today is Veterans Day. America is the land of the brave and our men and women who serve are the bravest of the lot. I was never in the military and therefore, probably like you, owe a debt to those to have fought and an unpayable debt to those who have died.

My only wish is that America were still the land of the free. Its days like today that make me wonder exactly what our boys and girls are fighting for.


Land of the free? Whoever told you that is your enemy.” — Rage Against the Machine

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